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British general says no increased Iran threat in Syria and Iraq, prompting rare rebuke by PentagonOn Tuesday, a British military official told reporters at the Pentagon that there isn’t evidence Iran is any more of a threat that it has been in the past. “We are aware of their presence clearly and we monitor them along with a whole range of others because of the environment we are in,” said Major General Chris Ghika, adding that “there has been no increased threat from Iranian-backed forces in Iraq or Syria.”
When asked by MSNBC’s Chris Hayes whether he trusts the administration to not manipulate intelligence reports, Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) said he doesn’t. “As a member of the Senate, I actually also have information about the things the U.S. is doing to provoke and poke Iran,” he said. “I think there is an effort underway by the U.S. to try to instigate Iran into doing something, and if they do something in response to U.S. provocation, the administration … will use that as their pretext for 125,000 troops, or as the president said today, more.”
Though some Republicans have cautioned against the administration getting ahead of itself in regard to Iran, others practically seem giddy at the idea of unleashing America’s military might on the nation. “Two strikes, the first strike and the last strike,” Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) said flatly of how the United States would wipe out the nation during an appearance on Firing Line With Margaret Hoover.
A Ministry of Defence spokesman said: “Major General Ghika speaks as a military officer in the US-led coalition focused on the fight against Daesh in Iraq and Syria.
“His comments are based on the day-to-day military operations and his sole focus is the enduring defeat of Daesh.
“He made clear in his Pentagon briefing that ‘there are a range of threats to American and coalition forces in this part of the world. There always have been, that is why we have a very robust range of force protection measures’.
No religion is a religion of peace once the beaucrats who run them grow political ambitions.For anyone to be seriously comparing their work as a ‘crusade’, especially in a 21st century, really gives an indication of their intent: to inspire action through their rhetoric, to significantly marginalise groups, perhaps even commit violence against them. Every time Orban talks of a ‘crusade’, every time Nigel Farage speaks of ‘Judaeo-Christian’ values bear in mind the ruin that those supposedly ‘Christian’ soldiers visited upon their own lands, on their own neighbours, centuries ago.
Congratulations US talibangelicals! You're officially more evil and oppressive than some schools of Islamic jurisprudence.It is reported that Bosnian women raped by the Serbian army were issued a fatwa (Islamic legal ruling) allowing them to abort, but were urged to complete the abortion before the 120 day mark. A similar fatwa was issued in Algeria.
I’m convinced this is it, that it’s really about white supremacy.BBC - Religions - Islam: Abortion
Congratulations US talibangelicals! You're officially more evil and oppressive than some schools of Islamic jurisprudence.
Although this move by US assholes appears to be about controlling women's bodies, isn't it also about outbreeding the rapidly growing so-called 'non-white' population predicted to overtake the so-called 'white' population before too long? I should look up some stats to see if this would indeed be the case.
(So-called because let's face it, real racial purity is a (thankfully) lost cause since we have genes from all our varied ancestors at this point in history.
wtaf!The Missouri House has voted to approve some of the strictest abortion laws in the country, and because it's Missouri, the process somehow managed to...www.riverfronttimes.com